"We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed womanscorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang."
English actor, playwright
"Men will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it, die for it, anything but live for it."
Charles Caleb Colton
"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."
"How glorious it isand also how painfulto be an exception."
Alfred de Musset
"When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination."
"The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world."
"There is no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets."
Fiorello La Guardia
US mayor (NYC)
"Happy is he who can give himself up."
"Finishing schools are nicely adapted machines for experimenting on the question, 'Into how little space a human being can be crushed?' I have seen some souls so compressed that they would have fitted into a small thimble, and found room to move."
South African writer
"Rosiness is not a worse windowpane than gloomy gray when viewing the world."
"Bigger than life is not difficult for me. I am bigger than life."
Puerto Rican actor, first to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT)
"How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"
US senator (MA)
, on slow withdrawal of troops from Vietnam
"I've always had this American-pie face that would get work in commercials... I'd say things like 'Hi Marge, how's your laundry?' and 'Hi, I'm a real nice Georgia peach'. Sometimes this work is one step above being a cocktail waitress."
"I hate things that are dilutedI mean, you don't mix Jack Daniel's with Coke. That's a sin!"
US bassist (Mötley Crue)
(also see Tommy Lee)
"The three years with him were a single, intense battle of love. Never before have I tasted so much strain, so much hell, so much paradise."
Alma Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel
(was married to Gustav Mahler,
Walter Gropius, and
had affairs with Oskar Kokoschka,
Gustav Klimt, Arnold Schoenberg, Gerhart Hauptman, Alban Berg,
Enrico Caruso, Alexander Zemlinksy, Johannes Hollnsteiner, among others)
, on her time with Kokoschka
"German is the most extravagantly ugly languageit sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747." *